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Thanks for the spam reports
« on: September 18, 2018, 09:19:03 AM »
Thank you to all of you who use "report to moderator" to tell us about spam.

The spam flavor-of-the-week is report-writing services, maybe because the school year has just started.  We get quite a variety.  Some of them are obviously bots (and poorly-programmed bots).  Some are more sophisticated -- e.g. a spammer who opens two or three accounts and has an entire conversation with himself that ends with a product or website recommendation.

The moderator staff is grateful for your help in identifying spam, because we don't always read every new post ourselves.  Thanks again.

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Re: Thanks for the spam reports
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2018, 04:24:33 PM »
Yea but, I'm keeping the Barbecue Bacon flavored Spam to myself, no matter how much Red and Carl begs for it.

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Re: Thanks for the spam reports
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2018, 04:44:06 PM »
Yea but, I'm keeping the Barbecue Bacon flavored Spam to myself, no matter how much Red and Carl begs for it.

 :jaw-drop: They got such stuff?

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Re: Thanks for the spam reports
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2018, 04:58:15 PM »
Yes. Bacon and Barbecue. Don't remember if the 2 flavors are combined though.

I keep eyeballing the cans (Dollar Tree) has an off brand, same size as Spam.
I keep getting the evil eye every time I pick one up for the cart.  :badgarden:

I would think it should make good long term food.

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Re: Thanks for the spam reports
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2019, 11:23:01 AM »
This topic just got a spam post! :rofl:

The current invasion is from India (although possibly orchestrated from Russia), and most posts contain a buried spam link.  My guess is that a "search engine optimization" company is posting these links and clicking them a lot to defraud their own customers.

Keep reporting that spam!  Thanks!

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Re: Thanks for the spam reports
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2019, 01:03:02 PM »
 :rofl: :rofl:

Yea I got notification there was a reply. When I slid in here this am, nothing, so figured you had zapped another.

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Re: Thanks for the spam reports
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2019, 02:29:27 PM »
Credit to FreeLancer for catching this one.  I just did [secret thing that I'm not going to post here and tell spammers about], so we might see some reduction of the current deluge.